New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Firefighters, farmers fight Sunday bale blaze


July 5, 2021

Amy Wobbema

Firefighters are assisted by area farmers as they spray water on burning bales in a field one mile north of New Rockford on Sunday, June 27. There were 350 rye bales destroyed in the blaze.

Thick, white smoke and the stench of scorched hay filled the air on Sunday, June 27. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters were called to a field near the intersection of 67th Avenue Northeast and 20th Street Northeast, one mile west of New Rockford. The Levi and Casey Weber families had stacked about a thousand bales between two stacks there recently.

A dozen firefighters responded to the call,...

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